American Legion Post 81 Commander Shane Thomason, left, hands Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason a $30,000 check to help build the city’s new veterans memorial park. Behind them are, from left, city council members Raymond “Tooty” Cottrell, Harold Miller, Margaret Fey and Margie Decker.
New park’s name honors American Legion

By Rebecca Morris

Leitchfield’s newest park has a new name: American Legion Post 81 Veterans Memorial Park.

The designation came during a special city council meeting Wednesday, Feb. 18.

At that meeting, Post 81 Commander Shane Thomason, accompanied by several other members, gave the city a $30,000 donation for the project, to be built on the southern side of James D. Beville City Park.